Burnley driver’s motorway horror crash

The scene of the accident
The scene of the accident

A Burnley lorry driver was seriously hurt in a horror smash on the M5 motorway.

Adam Walne suffered head and back injuries when his wagon flipped over on the motorway near Portishead, Somerset last week.

The 29-year-old, who works for Padiham haulage firm Fagan and Whalley, was cut out of the wreckage of his lorry and taken to the Frenchay Hospital near Bristol on Wednesday.

Doctors said his injuries were not life-threatening and after under-going several operations his condition is now described as “stable”.

Messages of support from friends, family and members of the truck driving community flooded in on Facebook and on the official Fagan and Whalley page.

Anita Campbell said: “His friends in Burnley are all concerned and feel helpless but are praying he makes a full recovery.

“He is a strong lad, we all know that! Deep thoughts to help family stay strong and for you Adam to get fully well again as soon as possible. A hard time at the moment but you can get through it.”

Jennie Bullen posted: “Get well soon Adam we need you back in Burnley thinking of you and your mum and dad and sisters and their families. You are a strong person and very well liked by everyone you meet.”

The lorry overturned at around 7am on Wednesday between the junctions of Portishead and Clevedon in Somerset and forced the closure of the M5 motorway.

A spokesman from Fagan and Whalley said: “Following Wednesday’s accident our driver Adam Walne is in a stable condition in hospital recovering from surgery yesterday.

“Our thoughts are with Adam and his family at this time and we wish him a speedy recovery.

“We have been overwhelmed by the messages of goodwill and we thank you all again for your concern.”